Tibi's Boy/Girl Beatniks Hit NYFW

12/02/2012 15:12 | Updated 22 May 2015

WHO? Tibi's Amy Smilovic

Tibi's boy/girl beatniks hit NYFWTibi on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty

IN A NUTSHELL: It was a case of boy/girl style interplay at Tibi, with men's tailoring informing much of the collection and silhouettes that had a true beatnik vibe.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: We loved the snug double-breasted blazers and cropped tailored trousers teamed with Chelsea boots and we're a sucker for a button-up blouse and the coffee shop chic black rollnecks. The glittering emerald tunic and trousers were also also standouts.

F-ROW: Olivia Palermo. Again. Also Solange Knowles.

VERDICT: The collection felt more Left Bank Paris than Downtown New York, and that's no bad thing. The subliminal message being sent out by each catwalk look was a nonchalant "I'm achingly hip and I'm not even trying", and was probably whispered in French. If Smilovic has her way, it looks like this effortless androgynous styling is here to stay.

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